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A Day in the Life: User Experience at Rock Creek Strategic Marketing

A Day in the Life: User Experience at Rock Creek Strategic Marketing

This presentation was given as part of the Rock Creek, General Assembly, Chief, and exploreUX event. The event was followed by a panel discussion. Description is below.
Considering a career as a User Experience Designer? Curious about what a day-to-day job looks like in UX? Looking to hire and want to know what to look for in an entry-level employee? Join General Assembly and Rock Creek Strategic Marketing's user experience design team for a presentation and panel discussion to learn how Rock Creek practices UX in D.C. Learn about getting started in the field and about the day-to-day demands of User Experience, as well as where it’s headed.

During the upcoming session you will:

• Discover best practices of top-notch UX Designers in their everyday work
• Talk with a panel of experts, hear about their professional experience
• See what it's like to work at a digital agency
• Explore different options for branching into UX Design
• Discuss how UX Designers are found and hired

Panelists

• Andrew Wachholz, UX Practice Lead, Rock Creek
• Mackenzie Black, UX Strategist, Rock Creek
• Michelle Chin, Senior UX Strategist, Rock Creek, founder of exploreUX
• Faz Besharatian, Design Consultant, General Assembly Instructor
• Moderator: JoJo Spiker, Creative Director, Rock Creek

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Michelle Chin

July 23, 2014
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Transcript

  1. USER EXPERIENCE AT ROCK CREEK STRATEGIC MARKETING July 23, 2014

    Michelle Chin @soysaucechin | Andrew Wachholz @controlchat #ux-rc
  2. • Introduction • Presentation on UX at Rock Creek •

    Panel discussion • Networking TONIGHT
  3. Andrew Wachholz
 UX Practice Lead at Rock Creek WHO ARE

    WE?
  4. Michelle Chin
 Sr. UX Strategist at Rock Creek
 Founder of

    exploreUX WHO ARE WE? Meetup: meetup.com/exploreUX Blog: exploreux.org
  5. WHO ARE WE?

  6. WHAT ARE UXers?

  7. UX FOR THE WEB

  8. DISCOVER DESIGN DEVELOP

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  18. WHAT HAPPENS?

  19. BEFORE

  20. AFTER

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  23. UX THE UX

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  31. UX BEYOND THE WEB UX BEYOND THE WEB

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  33. [Post it walls]

  34. [Personas]

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  36. • UX for the web • UX the UX •

    UX beyond the web RECAP
  37. LET’S TALK!

  38. Faz Besharatian
 @faz Design Consultant
 UX Instructor at GA Rock

    Creek
 @rockcreeksm Mack Black
 @mknzblack UX Strategist
 Rock Creek Chief
 @mybigchief Michelle Chin
 @soysaucechin Senior UX Strategist
 Rock Creek General Assembly
 @GA_DC Andrew Wachholz
 @controlchat UX Practice Lead
 Rock Creek exploreUX
 @exploreUX JoJo Spiker (moderator)
 @jojospiker Creative Director
 Rock Creek
  39. Photo Credits ! Slide 6 • Detective: http:/ /en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Wild,_Private_Detective#mediaviewer/ File:John_McQuade_Charlie_Wild,_Private_Detective_1951.JPG

    • Finger painter: https:/ /c1.staticflickr.com/9/8432/7722213438_f549e72ea7_z.jpg • Soccer team: https:/ /www.flickr.com/photos/paulscott56/6781763582/ • Dogs: http:/ /upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/
 Shetland_Sheepdog_and_Rough_Collie.jpg ! All other photos by Rock Creek (Andrew Wachholz, Lauren Moore, Michelle Chin, Steve Fultz)